My School/Mi Escuela

My School/Mi Escuela

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Ginger Foglesong Guy's eloquently written text, accompanied by the sparkling watercolors of Viví Escrivá, takes readers through an exciting day at school. Kids will enjoy exploring the classroom and playing at recess in both English and Spanish!

El texto elocuente de Ginger Foglesong Guy, acompañado por las brillantes acuarelas de Viví Escrivá, guiará al lector a través de un día excitante en la escuela. ¡A los niños les encantará explorar el salón de clases y jugar durante el recreo en inglés y en español!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 24 pages
  • 208.3 x 256.5 x 10.2mm | 294.84g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English, Spanish
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • col
  • 0060791012
  • 9780060791018
  • 2,179,714

Review Text

More a beginning bilingual word book than a story, Guy's text begins with "escuela / school" and moves on through "ni-os / children," "clase / classroom," "comba / jump rope" and other school-related pairs of words to present a basic vocabulary of the school day. Escriva's illustrations are warm, watercolors, busy with details. They show children of various ethnicities engaged in preschool or kindergarten activities: sitting at their desks, looking at letter flashcards, painting, looking at books and playing on the playground. Guy uses the minimal text to suggest a plot. When one child lands badly at the bottom of the slide, to the words " AY! / OUCH!," others come running to help. The final pairs are "amigos / friends" and "mi escuela / my school," showing a progression from initial abstraction to ownership. Perfect for short attention spans and for encouraging the beginnings of bilingualism. (Picture book. 1-5) (Kirkus Reviews)
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